News: Slick Rick Bounces Back, Shakes Off Brooklyn Backlash & Booing
Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 12:40PM
Rap veteran Slick Rick proved he does not sweat the small stuff recently, returning to Brooklyn, New York just months after getting booed at a local Nets basketball game.
Rick the Ruler returned to the New York borough to celebrate his birthday at Brooklyn Bowl.
With a full band and DJ, the London native tore though the best of his songs receiving a wild reception from those in attendance. Suddenly, after the performance, he was greeted on stage with a birthday cake and a celebration broke out. Amber Rose, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Special Ed, Biz Markie, Chubb Rock, MC Lyte, MTV's Sway and others recorded video birthday shout-outs that were played over the venue's many television screens. (AHH)
The hip-hop veteran also spoke on receiving the birthday bash love.
"Last night was an incredible night for me as well as the Golden Era of Hip-Hop. It is always great to see and perform for my fans, but to share my birthday with them at the Brooklyn Bowl was out of this world," the rapper exclaimed. This was the third year the rapper celebrated his birthday at Brooklyn Bowl. "The highlight of the night was the Birthday Shout Out Video from my peers. I was shocked and honored by all the kind words and stories about my career. To sum it up, I am blessed, and humbled by all the love for all of the years." (AHH)
Back in late November, Slick caught heat from Brooklyn Nets fans over his halftime performance.
The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets finally got around to playing that game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn that was canceled in the wake of hurricane Sandy. For halftime entertainment the Nets brought in Slick Rick to delight the masses. It apparently did not go so well for Mr. Rick--Slick Rick is actually trending on Twitter because it was apparently so bad. (Dead Spin)
Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross even stepped up to scold the disgruntled fans.
"Fck y'all Salute Slick Rick the Ruler," Ross tweeted November 26th. (Rick Ross' Twitter)